MINNEAPOLIS, MN - (Marketwired - Sep 9, 2015) - Today Caribou Coffee and Einstein Bros. Bagels introduce a new concept for specialty coffee and fresh-baked bagels through the opening of a new coffee and bagels concept location in Einstein Bros. Bagels' home state of Colorado. Throughout the remainder of 2015, the company plans to expand the concept to 20 locations across the United States, with additional locations to open in 2016 and beyond. This year, the concept will add over 700 new jobs nationwide.
"We saw an opportunity to bring Caribou Coffee and Einstein Bros. Bagels, two beloved brands, together," said Mike Tattersfield, President and CEO, Caribou Coffee and ENRGI. "A place where specialty coffee and fresh-baked bagels live together under one roof doesn't exist at scale and we're excited to bring this concept to guests across the country."
The company will first open locations in the companies' home states of Colorado and Minnesota, with additional markets being introduced this year. Caribou Coffee and Einstein Bros. Bagels have strengths in different geographies which allows the concept to easily enter markets where one brand has a loyal following. For example, Caribou Coffee will be entering two new markets this year in Arizona and Florida, where Einstein Bros. Bagels has existing locations.
The innovative concept welcomes guests with a coffeehouse vibe, fresh baking on-site and the highest quality service bringing the essence of both brands to life. The menu will feature Caribou's Rainforest Alliance certified coffee and specialty drinks like a Campfire Mocha made with real chocolate, alongside Einstein Bros. Bagels fresh-baked bagels and made-to-order breakfast and lunch sandwiches.
Both brands are engrained in the communities they serve and the new concept will offer guests a convenient way to enjoy specialty coffee and fresh-baked bagels under one roof.
For more information on the new concept, visit www.coffeeandbagels.com.
Founded in 1992, Caribou Coffee is the second largest company-operated premium coffeehouse in the United States with more than 272* company owned stores and 131* domestic license locations in 18* states and 209* international franchise stores in 10* countries. Caribou Coffee provides high quality, handcrafted beverages and food options to fuel life's adventures, both big and small. Known for a commitment to sustainability, the Company was the first major U.S. coffeehouse to serve 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified™ coffees and espresso. Caribou Coffee products can also be found in grocery stores, mass retailers, club stores, foodservice providers, hotels, entertainment venues and online. To learn more about Caribou Coffee, visit website, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Sign up for Caribou Coffee's loyalty program, Caribou Perks, on the Caribou Coffee mobile app at any app store.
*Store counts are accurate as of September 2015. For updated numbers contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Einstein Bros.® Bagels is part of the Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. family, a leading quick-casual company also known for the Noah's New York Bagels® and Manhattan Bagel® brands. Einstein Bros.® is a neighborhood bagelry that's always cooking up a new way to bagel. Known for its fresh-baked bagels available in a variety of flavors and signature double-whipped shmears, Einstein Bros. also serves gourmet bagel sandwiches, coffee, espresso, salads, sweets and snacks. Einstein Bros.® is proud to be the largest bagel retail company in America with more than 600 locations in 40 states, including the District of Columbia. To learn more, visit website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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